Posted on January 12, 2017 at 6:00 am
Starting kindergarten can be exciting, fun, and a little scary. And that’s just for the parents.
So what does being ready for kindergarten actually mean?
Children need to have some basic skills so that they are ready to successfully learn and adapt to a kindergarten classroom environment. These skills include language, literacy, physical movement, math, cognitive ability, and social-emotional.
How can my child begin developing these skills?
For each one of the skill areas, there are activities that you can do at home with your child to help them build those skills. Some of these you may already be doing and some may be new to you. Also, it is good to keep in mind that children develop at different rates. So if your child is not grasping a concept right away, you can try again at a later time.
Kindergarten Kickoff Workshops
We’re sharing information, tips, and activities to help ease your fears as you get your child ready to start school.
You and your soon-to-be kindergartener are invited to explore hands-on learning activities and get important information for kindergarten registration, which begins March 1 for all Spokane County school districts.
Tuesday, Jan 31, 10:30–11:30am
Friday, Feb 3, 10:30–11:30am
Monday, Feb 6, 10:30–11:30am
Thursday, Feb 9, 3:30–5:30pm
Saturday, Feb 11, 10:30–11:30am
Monday, Feb 13, 10:30–11:30am
Friday, Feb 17, 10:30–11:30am
Wednesday, Feb 22, 10:30–11:30am
Wednesday, Feb 22, 3:30–5:30pm
Friday, Feb 24, 10:30–11:30am
For additional resources, visit our informative webpage: Getting Ready for Kindergarten.